Spike TV to air Bellator reality show in 2013
April 3, 2012
Spike TV announced today that it is collaborating with the co-creator of “The Amazing Race” to develop a reality show for Bellator Fighting Championships. The one hour unscripted show is set to debut in 2013 and feature Bellator fighters.
The network will work with Bertram van Munster, an eight-time Emmy Award winner most famously known for co-creating the widely popular “The Amazing Race.” The concept of the show is being withheld at this time.
This should be very helpful for Bellator when it comes to Spike TV in 2013 when introducing its fighters to a broader audience. The concept of the reality series is a smart move because not only does it appeal to MMA fans, it could attract some crossover appeal. The partnership with van Munster does not mean that the Bellator fighters will be racing around the world (although that would be fun to watch), but it means that Spike is making sure that the show is done well and produced by a veteran with a good track record.